Speaker Kit Hinrichs


Kit served as principal in several design offices in New York and San Francisco, and spent 23 years (1986–2009) as a partner of Pentagram before opening Studio Hinrichs in San Francisco, in 2009. His design experience incorporates a wide range of projects, including corporate communications, brand development, promotion, packaging, editorial design, environmental graphics and exhibition design.

In addition to teaching at the School of Visual Arts in New York, the California College of the Arts in San Francisco and the Academy of Art in San Francisco, Kit has been a guest lecturer at the Stanford Design Conference, AIGA National Conferences, the HOW Conference and numerous other design associations and universities worldwide.

His work is included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York and San Francisco, LACMA and the Denver Museum of Art. He is co-author of five books, including Typewise and The Pentagram Papers. Throughout his career, he has co-founded @issue: The Journal of Business and Design, chaired the AIGA California Show (the first regional show in AIGA’s 100-year history), co-chaired the Alliance Graphique Internationale San Francisco.